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Question ID: 1683 Category: Ilaj Bil-Quran (Amaliyat)
Ruling on wearing a Taweez

ASalamoalaikum 

I have a question about wearing a Taweez. Recently I have read a Hadith about wearing a taweez and how it is shirk if you wear one. I am wearing due to some black magic performed on me. But A Moulana gave me this taweez to wear. I am now uncomfortable to wear it ever since I read the Hadith. Should I take it off? Or is it permissible to wear it in such cases?  

بسم اللہ الرحمٰن الرحیم

:الجواب وباللہ التوفیق

Healing through” Ta’weez” is like healing via drugs. If the medicines are not mixed with prohibited substances and they are not trusted to be the sole healer, rather the true healer and “Shafi” is in fact Allah (SWT) and the medicine is simply a method of treatment, its use is then permissible. 

Similarly, the “Ta’weez” is permissible to be used, provided:

1. it does not contain words against Shariah,

2. is not believed to have the powers to heal by its inherent nature,

3. and it is merely a tool for healing,

Having trust and firm belief that Allah (SWT) is in fact the true healer and HE alone has the power over all things, and it is HE who will make it work or not. Only then, it is permissible to wear the “Ta’weez”. The use of “Ta’weezat” is also proven by some companions of the Holy Prophet (SAW). 

As for those Ahadith in which the use of “Ta’weez” is considered shirk, so by them are meant such “Ta’weezat” which involve “shirkiyah” matters like seeking help from other than Allah (SWT). Or such “Ta’weezat” are meant whose contents are not against the Shariah, but the user himself has the belief that the "Ta'weez" is inherently effective by itself alone and so uses it with that false belief. 

In summary, it is permissible for you to use Shari’e “Ta’weez” along with having sound belief. If for some reason, you are doubtful about the contents of the “Ta’weez, as being impermissible, then caution should be exercised. 

عن عرف بن مالک قال: کنا نرقی فی الجاہلیۃ فقلنا: یا رسول اللہ : کیف تری فی ذلک فقال: اعرضوا علی رقاکم لاباس بالرقی مالم یکن فیہ شرک۔ (رواہ مسلم:۲؍۳۸۸) ، (فتح الباری، کتاب الطب:۵۷۳۵)

ولا بأس بالمعاذات إذا كتب فيها القرآن أو أسماء الله تعالى (حاشیہ ابن عابدین)

عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ شُعَيْبٍ ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ ، عَنْ جَدِّهِ ، قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم : إِذَا فَزِعَ أَحَدُكُمْ فِي نَوْمِهِ فَلْيَقُلْ : أَعُوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللهِ التَّامَّاتِ مِنْ غَضَبِهِ وَسُوءِ عِقَابِهِ ، وَمِنْ شَرِّ عِبَادِهِ ، وَمِنْ شَرِّ الشَّيَاطِينِ وَمَا يَحْضُرُونِ ، فَكَانَ عَبْدُ اللهِ يُعَلِّمُهَا وَلَدَهُ مَنْ أَدْرَكَ مِنْهُمْ ، وَمَنْ لَمْ يُدْرِكْ ، كَتَبَهَا وَعَلَّقَهَا عَلَيْه

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